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The Littlest Creature – A Blurb

The Littlest Creature – A Blurb

Recently I finished the blurb for The Littlest Creature and the Legend of the Moonchild (above). Due to the dimensions of the book now that I’ve formatted it (in Adobe InDesign, though that’s a whole other story, and one I’m intending to tell another time) I’ve had to crop the the original painting, and only a few days ago painted in the bellflower and ripples by hand. That painting was the first I did for The Littlest Creature (Project TLC),…

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“Hacked by CTzEN”

“Hacked by CTzEN”

Recently, between the 24th of October and the 26th, my website was hacked for the first time (that I know of—according to Katalyst Creative there are only “those that have been hacked and those that don’t know they’ve been hacked”). This was done by someone who calls themselves CTzEn, and afterwards my website looked like this: I thought I would write something about the experience, as it would seem no-one else has. A quick internet search (through Tor—other browsers, it…

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Crimson Feather; Final Touch-Ups

Crimson Feather; Final Touch-Ups

I believe I have finished the text for The Littlest Creature—at least the second draft. At the moment I am teaching myself Adobe InDesign CS6 (again, it’s been years since I last used it) so that I can format it for print and digital distribution, as well as make a nice home-bound copy which I can give to friends and family for a final read-over. I want them to have the full experience, so that any comments they might have…

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A New Look

A New Look

  Tonight I thought that I needed a new look. My old profile picture had been in use for a while, and I just don’t relate to it anymore. I love the look of the celestial alignment and it’s clear to read small—unlike the above left—but it’s too dark. I really love colour, and it’s just… old. So, I grabbed a close shot of Mareatü, or the “Dreaming Sentinel” (a name which only later grew to become my own), fiddled…

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A New Style – Diving into Filmography

A New Style – Diving into Filmography

Recently I have published some old filmography I took and edited. I quite enjoyed this, as I love taking short, sensual videos. It is something I hope to grow into as yet another means of artistic expression. I do apologise for the low-quality of the underwater footage. High-resolution water-proof cameras are expensive, and this was my first time filming under the sea.       I hope you enjoy these. At the moment I am working on a way to…

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Why I Use Society6, and How

Why I Use Society6, and How

Recently I have joined Society6, and am currently in the process of setting up my own shop. However the reason, as most would assume, is not for money—though that is part of it. Upon researching the subject I learned I could be earning %19.00 more profit through Printful, however I still chose to go with Society6. The question is, why? While Printful have a wonderful range to offer, they are printers first and foremost. Their online store is for printing…

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So Many Manuscripts

So Many Manuscripts

Today I have some Big Decisions to make. Really I feel like Tasslehoff Burrfoot (from Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman’s Dragonlance anthology), in that I most certainly don’t wish to make them. I would rather work on these; my manuscripts (which I had planned on anyway), and put off the decision ’till another day. Oh, and write this article, of course—which I had also been planning 😉 I should be researching, I know, but it’s not what I’d intended to…

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A New Style

A New Style

Let it be known that I have been trying to find a new artistic style for a long time—my artistic style. It seems that since the age of 13 I’d lost the damn thing. I still feel very lost, amidst the annals of self-judgement and rational criticism. But, struggling, I’m finding my way. Listening to the sometimes senseless voice of oneself is, for me, a hard thing. I rue the day I ever learned consistency was important in art, and…

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The Difference Between It’s and Its

The Difference Between It’s and Its

As a writer, this is something that has confused me for many years—and, despite a lot of them having been spent in the educational system, no teacher ever picked up on or explained to me my misuse of this rule. It is a tricky one, and the internet certainly provided no answers. It is only today, in talking to an old editor and teacher both, that we discussed—and I came to finally understand—the difference between “its” and “it’s”. I had…

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